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Slow Cooker Chuck Wagon Chili

Hearty chunks of chuck slow cooked in spices, beer, and tomatoes. Garnish with Cheese, corn chips and sour cream
Course Entree
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Author Kelley Wilson via Emeril

Ingredient List

  • "!Spice Mixture"
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar light or dark - I used dark
  • "!Chili"
  • 4 lbs. boneless beef chuck cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 medium sweet or white onions coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 jalapenos diced
  • 12 oz dark Mexican beer
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 28 oz can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons masa flour
  • "!Optional Garnish"
  • Grated Cheddar cheese
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro


  1. Put together your spice mixture and set aside.
  2. Put 1/2 the oil in your skillet and turn onto high heat.
  3. Season your meat with the salt and pepper.
  4. Brown the outside of your beef in batches, adding more oil when needed. Do not cook your meat all the way through, you just want a crust on the outside about 2 minutes on each side.
  5. Throw the meat into your 6 qt or larger slow cooker.
  6. Add the onion, celery to the skillet and saute until they begin to soften.
  7. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, beer and tomato paste and simmer for 3 minutes
  8. Add the garlic, jalapenos and spice mixture to the skillet, stir and simmer for 1 minute.
  9. Pour this over the beef in your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours until the beef is tender.
  10. Stir in the parsley and cilantro leaves and serve.
  11. Stir in the masa harina and chocolate chips and stir until they are melted.

Recipe Notes

Save yourself the trouble and have your butcher cut your chuck roast into cubes, it's free!